The Illuminated Path of Fellowship

What does it mean to “walk in the light”? Would it surprise you to know that part of walking in the light is having fellowship with other believers?

In I John 1:7 CSB, it says

If we walk in the light then we have fellowship with one another.

This word fellowship is koinonia, meaning “sharing, unity, close association, a communion.” It is a unity brought about by the Holy Spirit. Koinonia cements the believers to the Lord Jesus and to each other. After Peter delivered his compelling “repent and be baptized” sermon in Acts 2, Scripture tells us that the believers had this special kind of fellowship with each other.

When God put us here on earth, He never intended for us to walk through life alone. He wants us to share our lives with others, which means we celebrate the successes of our friends and cry through their struggles. When we find out our girlfriend has cancer, we rally around her and lay hands on her in prayer. When we hear that our brother has lost his job, we take his family a meal and lend him a listening ear. All the while, our hearts are being cemented to each other and to our relationship with the Lord.

Walking in the light was never supposed to be an individual path with just you and God. Walking the illuminated path means that we share our light with our brothers and sisters when they need it and they do the same for us, causing our cumulative light to shine even brighter.

Extend your light to a friend today and walk the illuminated path of fellowship.

Father, thank You for the gift of fellowship and how it cements us to each other and to You. Put someone in our path today whom we can illuminate with Your light.

This is an excerpt from Made to Shine by April Rodgers – a devotional book released by DaySpring publishing. Learn more about this book, or shop other books & devotionals from DaySpring.